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Mechanical Technician

Company Overview

Swope Design Solutions

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Swope Design Solutions is a rapidly growing mechanical engineering and product design firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in consumer products, medical devices, and robotics. From napkin sketches to high-volume production, we have expertise in all areas of product development. We utilize our in-house machine shop capabilities to create an ideal problem solving environment for our team. Our design and rapid prototyping process strikes the perfect balance that allows us to quickly arrive at solutions. This enables our engineers to efficiently converge on solutions to our client’s biggest problems.

In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Job Categories

  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
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Job Duties

We are looking for an exceptional Mechanical Technician. The person we are looking for is someone who is handy and
who is excited to have a job at a design firm where they can get a feel for what daily life in a design firm is like, while
helping out and getting some great work experience. Every project won’t be glamorous, but there will be some
opportunities for helping with client projects and learning a little bit about how a design consulting company operates
(hint, it's crazy).

● Daily sanitizing of office and shop space
● Deep clean areas such as lab benches, shelves, cabinets, etc.
● Maintain shop equipment
● Organize tools and supplies
● Replenish inventory in ultimate hardware cabinet
● Sort through old client materials, document, and then contact client to return project materials
● Sort through mold rack and discard old molds
● Deburring and cleaning of machined parts
● Post-processing and cleaning 3D printed parts
● Packing and shipping fabricated parts to clients
● Attend daily morning meetings and learn about day to day procedures at a mechanical engineering firm
● Silicone and injection molding
● Part inspection
● 3D printing
● Help run production on CNC mill
● Tracking of progress on shop production jobs
● Develop documentation for part machining, post-processing, inspection, and assembly
● Shop planning
● Prototype assembly
● Material stock (pre-machining) prep

On top of helping us with our lab, we also have some really exciting projects that you will be able to assist with and/or observe. This will allow you to develop invaluable skills and learn what it is like to perform engineering work and design real products.

● Excellent and valuable work skills
● Mad props
● Great stuff on your resume
● A job for next summer and maybe beyond!
● Friends for life
● Street cred
● A bunch of laughs
● A few muscles

Job Requirements

● An interest in engineering, machining, and building things
● Fantastic work ethic and an excellent attitude
● Ability to do light assembly work with excellent attention to detail
● Ability to precisely follow written or verbal instructions
● The position requires someone who is hands-on and has experience building things and a general knowledge of how to use a drill, hammer, and other basic hand tools
● Likes to clean things, organize, and be proactive when workload is light
● Must take pride in a job well done and a clean work environment
● Ability to lift up to 45 lbs occasionally
● Trustworthiness and strict adherence to the non-disclosure of work activity involving client projects
● SolidWorks proficiency
● Troubleshooting
● Professional communication skills and ability to interface with team members from various engineering disciplines
● Self-direction towards excellent work outcomes while being unafraid to ask questions
● Proficiency using computer software especially Google Suite and email, web browsing, and MS office
● High school diploma
● Excellent references

Skills/Experience Preferred

● Experience working in a machine shop, model shop, or carpentry shop
● Manufacturing experience
● Experience with 3D printing
● CNC operator experience
● CNC Programming experience


$20-30 per hour, DOE


flexible PTO policy


Hours are ~ 9:30am - 6:00 pm Monday -- Friday

Resume Required


Cover letter Required


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